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Couple in Court over N1.6m Fraud in Ado Ekiti

A 43-year-old man, Sunday Babatunde and his wife, Sola, 38, yesterday appeared at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti State for alleged fraud.

Prosecutor Caleb Leranmo alleged that the defendants and another at large committed the offence last month in Ado-Ekiti.

He said the couple and one other fraudulently obtained N1, 613,000 from Mr. Onuma Chidubem.

Leranmo said the offence contravened Section 419 of Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

He prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable him study its file and present witnesses.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

Their lawyer, Mr. Lawrence Fasanmi, urged the court to grant them bail, promising that they will not escape.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Adesoji Adegboye, granted bail to the defendants at N400,000, with two sureties. He adjourned the case till October 11 for hearing. (TheNation)

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